November 12, 2016
It’s easy to think about everyone but yourself during the holiday season. The fun as an adult comes from bringing happiness to other people. However, you deserve attention, too. What’s the one thing you want this year? If you’re like many people, it’s a straighter, more beautiful smile. Your crooked teeth continue to make you self-conscious just like they always have. Give yourself the gift of the smile you’ve always wanted with Invisalign in Tappan.
What Is Invisalign?
For many years, the best way to straighten your teeth was considered to be metal braces. This is because they are able to handle a wide array of orthodontic issues and are quite durable. However, one of the main drawbacks is that they overwhelmingly affect the one thing you are trying to improve: your appearance. The solution to this has been the invention of Invisalign.
Rather than using unsightly brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays to gently straighten your teeth. A series of trays is custom made for you, and each one is worn at a specific point in your treatment. You simply wear each aligner tray for about 22 hours a day for 2 weeks before progressing onto the next one. After you have worn each one, your smile will be straighter and more eye-catching than ever.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Of course the big question is why would you choose Invisalign over traditional braces? Here is how the two of them stack up against each other:
- Appearance: Invisalign, as the name suggests, is nearly invisible when worn. You will probably be the only person who notices you have a tray on, unlike with braces.
- Removable: The trays easily slide on and off of your teeth. This means you can take them out whenever you need to eat or brush your teeth. This makes it much simpler for you to keep your teeth clean and saves you from having to drastically change your diet.
- Comfort: The smooth plastic of Invisalign is much more comfortable compared to braces, which often can irritate the tissue of your mouth and gums.
- Time: Not only can Invisalign straighten your teeth faster than braces, it also requires fewer visits to your dentist in Tappan to monitor your progress. This can save you a lot of time over the course of your treatment.
Due to all of these factors, this is why many people prefer Invisalign, including celebrities. It works very well for adults who want to maintain their professional image, or someone who simply likes the ability to take the trays off whenever they want. It can also work for younger patients. In fact, we just added a new pediatric side to our practice that’s just for kids up to 18 years old. Invisalign is perfect for image conscious teens who need to get orthodontic treatment, but don’t want to change their look. If you have a teenager in your life who would like a straighter smile, Invisalign is perfect for them.
How Can I Get Invisalign?
The first step to getting Invisalign is to visit Smile More Dentistry. Invisalign is specially designed for each patient, which is why the doctors will begin the process by taking a series of impressions, photos, and scans of your teeth. This will enable them to make sure your trays fit comfortably and will guarantee the type of results you are looking for. They will also show you how to put on the trays, as well as how to take care of them. After that, you only need to come to the office about once every 6 weeks to monitor your progress.
Do just one nice thing for yourself this year. Giving yourself the smile you’ve always dreamed of will bring you joy for years to come. You deserve it. If you want to know more about how Invisalign can help improve your smile, please give us a call today.
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